While most major Hollywood focus their attentions on contemporary titles like World of Warcraft, Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell in their quixotic bid to produce a hit video-game adaptation, Threshold Entertainment is going old school.
The Wall Street Journal reports the producer of 1995's Mortal Kombat has partnered with Tetris Company to make a live-action film based on the classic tile-matching puzzle game. So, how does that lend itself to a narrative?
“It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie,” Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff told the newspaper. “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”
Created by Soviet game designer Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris was released in 1984, and soon became a worldwide hit.